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UK's railway stations with most train delays revealed

Ten of Britain's busiest stations have seen more than half of all trains in 2018 delayed, research finds.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

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  • Philip Hammond will be forced to raise borrowing in budget, predicts IFS [Subscription]... Its analysts estimated that Mr Hammond would have to raise taxes or increase borrowing to meet even the minimum definition of “the end of austerity”. Without the extra money, he would have to make further cuts to the budgets of non-protected departments, which include education, transport and the Home Office. He would also need to find an additional Ł7 billion to halt social security cuts that are already working their way through the system.
  • Manchester Oxford Road station is worst for delays [subscription]Britain’s worst-performing station has been identified as Manchester Oxford Road. Analysis showed that 77 per cent of trains have failed to leave or arrive on schedule at the busy commuter hub since the start of this year.

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